The Hoodie may be more of a crossover garment than anything else we make. Hoodies are popular among the younger crowd, whether country or city or suburban. But it gets plenty of attention from older folks, for work, for leisure ... it also has fans of all sizes -- we expected this to appeal most to the long and lean types, but it's a good thing we made sizes up to 5X, because people wanted them. Features:
Generous Hood with adjustments that are easy to work even with mittens
Snug and stretchy knitted Superfine Merino Cuffs and Ribs. Soft and warm, 100% pure Merino weave provides the stretch-and-snug
Two large front handwarmer pockets that zipper securely
One smaller inner pocket behind the handwarmer pocket on the left side, where right-handed people generally prefer it. This inner pocket also zippers shut and will accommodate a large cell phone
The sleeves and cuffs are extra long on these Hoodies. Most people will be able to curl their hand inside the sleeve and not need to carry gloves
Large FullWeight Hoodie weighs 3 lbs, 5 oz (1.5 kg), MidWeight Hoodie weighs 2 lbs, 7 oz (1.1 kg)
The zippers on the Handwarmer Pockets close from the top of the pocket downward ... which means you can have your hands in the pockets and the zipper partly closed above your wrists, sealing a lot more warm air in the pocket than a zipper that closes from the bottom.
The Hoodie is an example of why it is sometimes so difficult to make pure-American products. Only one American company made wool knitted cuffs. After our initial purchase they discontinued production. We had to source new Superfine (18 Microns) Merino Fiber, then have it custom-dyed, spun, woven into yarn and finally custom-knitted. This delayed completion of our first batch of Hoodies for about 10 months. Wool cuffs are significantly more costly than cotton or acrylic, which feel quite similar to each other. But in adverse conditions, our wool cuffs perform, protecting your wrists from heat loss. Protect your wrists and your hands are much more likely to retain their dexterity in the cold.